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Richard Holmes is the author of Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer; Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage; Shelley: The Pursuit; Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804; and Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-1834, which was a 1999 New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and a National Book Critics mostrar mais Circle Awards finalist. He lives in England. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1789) — Editor, algumas edições4,061 exemplares
The Life of Nelson (1812) — Editor, algumas edições282 exemplares
Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) (1996) — Editor, algumas edições266 exemplares
First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords (2008) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Granta 32: History (1990) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares
Granta 41: Biography (1992) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
The Life of William Blake (1907) — Editor, algumas edições88 exemplares
Granta 10: Travel Writing (1984) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Collected Poems (2008) — Introdução — 59 exemplares
The Folio Poets: Coleridge (2003) — Editor — 44 exemplares
Shelley on Love: An Anthology (1980) — Editor — 24 exemplares
Thomas Chatterton and romantic culture (1999) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

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Well-written history of Romanticism in wider culture, and well-suited to undergraduate courses on science and culture.
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sfj2 | 61 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
didn't know much about either the herschels or humphry davy interesting
 
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cspiwak | 61 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
Here's what I wrote on 2010 about this read: "Different type of read for me. The almost-reads-like-a-novel story of British scientists and poets of the Romantic Era. Great history of Banks, who visited Tahiti and lead the Royal Society of Scientists (although they weren't named that yet), William Hershel, the German refugee who discovered Urananus and his sister, Caroline, who discovered massive numbers of comets. Then there's Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein during this period. Others as well; very engaging and educational read!"… (mais)
 
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MGADMJK | 61 outras críticas | Aug 17, 2023 |
When I loved this book, I absolutely adored it. The sections on Robert Louis Stevenson and Mary Wollstonecraft are tremendous. Unfortunately, I found the Shelley section far less interesting, and the section on Nerval went on a bit long, although it was mostly engaging and rewarding. By writing about biography and art and career and creativity, Holmes is essentially talking about life. Apart from in the Shelley section, I found I could relate to the author or his subject.

Holmes writes beautifully, with very clear prose that invites the reader to empathise.… (mais)
 
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robfwalter | 6 outras críticas | Jul 31, 2023 |

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Obras
22
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16
Membros
5,287
Popularidade
#4,709
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
103
ISBN
373
Línguas
17
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